The first two weeks of school we learned about the Byzantine Empire using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 1.
We added some people and events to our timeline.
We colored a snapshot in time (500 AD) of the Byzantine Empire.
The younger two boys wrote a jounrnal entry about changing names of people and places (Cameron wrote a persuasive essay about having a state church).
We colored a map of Justinian’s Empire in 555 AD.
We learned about The Code of Justinian.
We played a game pitting Heraclius against Khosrau (Heraclius won pretty spectacularly).
We played Hide the Coins.
We compared the Romans and the Byzantines.